The sweetness of tone of the bamboo flute and the liquid grace of the gottuvadyam, the ancient fretless stringed instrument, wonderfully complement each other in this distinctive album of Carnatic masterpieces. B.V.Balasai (flute) and A.aDurgaprasad (gottuvadyam), individual musicians of proven merit and charisma, have struck out a lovely path of congenial duetting that has led to gracious and dignified music of the highest caliber. The musical variations that the duo invests on the compositions bear the stamp of maturity and classicism. From a choice culling of pieces form the Carnatic Trinity (Muthuswami Dikshithar’s Varali piece Maamava Meenakshi is the central composition) to the wonderful Kanada song of Swati Tirunal (‘Maamava Sada Janani’) and the masterworks of contemporary composers like Papanasam Sivan (Naanoru Vilaiyaattu) and Thanjavur Sankara Iyer (the masterly Ranjani Mala), melligluity, sublimity and class are the hallmarks of the playing here. A delectable fare of first – rate music.